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Master of Professional Accounting

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

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  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
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  • Duration:

    12 units

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  • Awarded by:

    RMIT University

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Master of Professional Accounting from RMIT offered through Open Universities Australia is ideal for graduates from non-accounting backgrounds who wish to boost their skillset and career prospects with an accounting qualification. The course, which is accredited by CPA Australia and the Institute of Charted Accountants in Australia, will provide students with the practical and theoretical skills to become dynamic and analytical accountants.

By completing this program of study, students can expect to gain an in-depth understanding of topics like business law, corporate finance, taxation law, auditing and managerial economics. The course also has a strong industry-focus, providing students with industry relevant projects, exposure to realistic business dilemmas and giving them the opportunity to solve problems for real clients.

Upon completion of the degree, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to tackle the emerging demands of the business and broader community. Students should also note that should they successfully complete eight specific units within the Master of Professional Accounting course, they will be eligible to apply for associate membership with CPA Australia, the Institute of Charted Accountants in Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants.


To be eligible to enter this program, applicants must:

  • Hold a nationally-recognised bachelor degree in a business discipline other than accounting with a minimum GPA of 1.0 (out of 4.0)

Areas of study

In this Master of Professional Accounting course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Introduction to financial accounting
  • Business and corporations law
  • Accounting for corporations
  • Corporate finance
  • Taxation law
  • Analytical techniques for accountants
  • Management accounting
  • Managerial economics
  • Auditing principles
  • Strategic information systems and accounting
  • Contemporary accounting thought

From 2015 students entering into this program without a business qualification at AQF level 7 will be required to complete these additional subjects:

  • Accounting for management decisions
  • Business and government in the global context
  • Global business and social technology: a case study approach
  • Management 1 - managing people
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Professional Accounting from RMIT University.

This online course will provide you with the skills and expertise to enable you to become a capable accounting professional. In this postgraduate accounting course you will gain professional skills in financial accounting, auditing, business and corporate finance to meet the growing demands of businesses both local and international. You will be able to take your education and find employment in the Australian and global marketplace.

Curious about where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Accountant
  • Accounts Officer
  • Finance Officer
  • Bank Branch Manager
  • Bookkeeper Assistant
  • Accounts Assistant

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or scholarships.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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